It looks like Samsung might be preparing to launch the Galaxy S7 a little earlier than expected as a Chinese network provider has leaked images of an internal presentation, revealing slides for the Galaxy S7’s release. According to the slides, we can expect the Galaxy S7 to be revealed in February and presumably we will also see the Galaxy S7 Edge.
This would be a pretty big change for Samsung as typically its flagship Galaxy announcements have landed somewhere in Q2. That said, even if the Galaxy S7 is announced in February, there is no guarantee that it will release that month, as was the case with the Galaxy S6, which was announced in March and hit stores in April.
The downside to this is that the Galaxy S6 will have had a fairly short ten-month life-cycle. However, this wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has taken this approach, as the Galaxy Note 5 also launched earlier than expected last year, cutting the Galaxy Note 4’s life cycle down to ten months as well. As Forbes points out, this will also give Samsung a longer head start on next year’s iPhone release.
KitGuru Says: While Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones remain popular, sales do seem to be in decline still, even after the S6 re-design. It will be interesting to see if the company does anything differently in 2016. Are any of you currently using a Samsung device? Are you planning on upgrading in 2016?